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Would Mother Nature Move You Through A Purchase Funnel?

Mother Nature Network – it sounds like a warm and friendly, huggy and human kind of place – the sort of news web site that might hand you a warm, freshly-baked gluten-free cookie when you visit. It’s a web site that celebrates the “Joy of Less”, so you might expect its web design to be [...]

Why is the Massive Military Domestic Spying Program called CO-TRAVELER?

Yes, military. Let us not forget that the National Security Agency is a branch of the U.S. military.

You’ve already learned, thanks to the revelation by the Washington Post today, that the most massively armed military on the planet has been collecting tracking information on the whereabouts of hundreds of millions of innocent people, day [...]

Where are the RFID Tags in Schools Now — and What are they Doing There?

Three years ago, I wrote:

Houston area school districts have implanted RFID chips into kids’ ID tags and installed gear around schools and buses to constantly keep track of children’s locations.

Get ‘em used to it while they’re young and they won’t think twice about it when they’re grown.

Where will implanted chip RFID tracking [...]

Baking The Queen’s Cookies

When the royal family advises me about how their web site is going to track me, it leaves me feeling like simply turning my back on Elizabeth and walking straight out of the room normally the next time she comes to visit. [...]

Americans Elect Presidential Candidates Fall Further Away from Easy Ballot Access Threshold

For a serious presidential candidate with real grassroots support, it wouldn’t be that hard to qualify for the Americans Elect presidential ballot. 1,000 signatures in each of 10 states for insiders? Even without a dime, Howard Dean’s supporters could have accomplished that in a day. 5,000 signatures in each of 10 states for outsiders? Ralph [...]

Sad Note on the “This Slut” Meme

Number of Twitter Posts (tweets) featuring the phrase “This Slut” between March 21 and March 25 2012: 356

Number of these tweets uttering the anti-Limbaugh protest meme “This Slut Votes“: 2

Number of these tweets declaring some particular woman or another to be “This Slut”: 354

Was Rush Limbaugh really an aberration? Can someone remind [...]

Recognizing Bernie Sanders, Americans Elect Prioritizes Democratic Process over Desired Result

Despite its early promotion of Buddy Roemer as a presidential candidate, Roemer never took off as a popular option within the Americans Elect “tracking” system, a social media widget in which people indicate their interest on the AmericansElect.com “Candidates Page”. Yesterday morning, populist independent Senator Bernie Sanders blew by Buddy Roemer to become one of [...]

Bernie Sanders on Track to Overtake Americans Elect Favored Buddy Roemer. What Then?

The privatized presidential nomination system called Americans Elect has erased all trace of it, but it’s important to note recent history:

In early November, Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event. Shortly after that, Americans Elect promoted Buddy Roemer’s candidacy, making public its “finding” that Buddy Roemer is the [...]

Having Obtained Predictable Result, Americans Elect Erases Most of its Rating System

Down the memory hole!

Americans Elect plans to run the nation’s first-ever corporate privatized online national presidential nomination in just a few months, and it’s got the [...]

They’re Tracking Your Kids in Texas… Are You Next?

Houston area school districts have implanted RFID chips into kids’ ID tags and installed gear around schools and buses to constantly keep track of children’s location.

Get ‘em used to it while they’re young and they won’t think twice about it when they’re grown. Where will implanted chip RFID tracking be found next?

American Truck Driver Taken to Detention For Not Having his Birth Certificate on Him

American citizen. Born in Fresno, California. Taken to detention in Arizona because he kept his birth certificate at home.

Papiere, Bitte!